Australia's Horn insists he can beat Pacquiao

[ Source: ABS CBN News ] - January 10, 2017

 Australian boxer Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao. File/CompositeMANILA, Philippines – Australian boxer Jeff Horn may be little known outside of his home country, and is a relative newbie to the sport with only 16 fights to his name.

Yet Horn is not lacking in confidence as he gears up for a potential bout against Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

Horn's promoter is working with Top Rank to secure the fight for April 23 in the 50,000-seater stadium, according to The Courier Mail, in a bout that will be a "dream come true" for the 28-year-old boxer.

"It's a fight I can definitely win," said Horn, who has a 16-0-1 win-loss-draw record, with 11 wins coming by knockout.

"Manny is a lot shorter than me and I fight well against guys who are shorter than me and who are coming forward," he added.
 
Horn is also counting on his youth to neutralize Pacquiao's edge in experience. The "Pacman" has been in boxing for over two decades, and is the only fighter in history to win world championships in eight different weight classes. While Horn only has 16 fights, the 38-year-old Pacquiao has already fought 67 times.

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